cloud security FAQ
NEED-TO-KNOW FACTS ABOUT CLOUD SECURITY
The cloud can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start. View our cloud security essentials FAQ and overcome your cloud-based confusion.
Compliance is determined by governmental, non-profit or industry groups and serves as a generic blueprint for the security of certain kinds of data. The regulatory organizations that govern compliance standards issue them as a minimum bar for security. Enforcement is established through audits or assessments that are either self-administered or coordinated by a third party.
Audits act as a snapshot of how your organization fared at one moment in time. And, as is common with regulatory standards, organizations that mandate compliance standards are often responsive as opposed to proactive – creating a lag time between when a threat emerges and when the prescribed solution is codified.
For these reasons, organizations that let compliance drive their cloud security strategy (i.e. only focusing on passing their audits) ultimately limit their ability to remain secure long-term.
Security is the sum of processes and features safeguarding your data. Effective security requires threat identification through proactive risk assessment and threat intelligence as well as active monitoring and analysis of your network environment.
The key difference between security and compliance is that security is inherently risk-based. Instead of measuring effectiveness based on adherence to prescribed controls, its success is defined by the ability to protect against and respond to threats. Protection as a metric isn’t always easy to track, but can’t be underappreciated – especially when a single data breach can ruin an organization.
Despite their differences, both are essential for processing, hosting and managing sensitive and regulated data. It’s essential to understand security vs compliance and how to solve for both.
How to Operationalize Security and Compliance:
Where Armor can help:
Armor can help you achieve balance in the struggle for security vs compliance. Our cloud security solutions were purpose-built to provide the highest levels of security and control for your cloud data – ensuring you can adhere to even the most demanding compliance standards.